OCTOBER 5, 2022 – IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE 

Is your child passionate about the arts, or does your child want to learn about the arts and grow in a school environment that puts the arts at the heart of education? 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to FACE School of the EMSBFACE School is a unique Arts concentration school that welcomes students from Kindergarten to Secondary 5, in a unique partnership with the FACE School of the Centre de Services Scolaire de Montréal. 

Attend our in-person open house event on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 and discover our unique and exceptional school. Can’t wait?

Take a virtual tour!

As a family, you are invited to visit our website, watch videos of our environment, see pictures and ask people you know who attend FACE School. 

For all new registrations, you must attend the mandatory meeting that will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision for your child and family. 

- Please take note of our schedule for the day, please choose a slot to attend.

  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am you will have the chance to visit our school.
    From 10:30 am to 11:00 am, we will offer a mandatory information session that will be given by the EMSB administration. 
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. you will have the chance to visit our school.
    From 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. we will offer a mandatory information session that will be given by the EMSB administration. 

To register, please complete the form below, which can be filled out until October 5.

Registration form 

Register for Open House

You will come away from your visit and this information session with all the necessary details regarding the application file that will need to be submitted.

ATTENTION: Attendance will be taken to confirm your eligibility to apply to the FACE School. 

Admission criteria:

  • Kindergarten: Mandatory attendance at the information meeting
  • Elementary: Mandatory attendance at the information meeting 
  • Secondary: Mandatory attendance at the information meeting 

Certificate of eligibility to attend an English School in Quebec as required by law 101. Should you have any questions about this, please contact the Law 101 office at the EMSB at 514-350-8899 ext. 7254 or visit their website at https://www.emsb.qc.ca/emsb/admissions/eligibility/office 

Admissions are done by random draw among all complete applications received.  

Sibling registration - Parents who apply for a sibling do not have to attend the mandatory meeting.  They will receive an email from the school detailing the guidelines and must meet the application deadline of Friday, October 28. 

We look forward to welcoming you!

What programs does F.A.C.E. offer?

Students follow classes in their mother tongue, although all students are grouped together for instrumental music and vocal classes and during extracurricular and social activities.

From kindergarten to Grade 11, the Fine Arts Program allows students to adapt to 4 artistic disciplines : visual arts, theatre/drama, vocal and instrumental music. Those more gifted or motivated are able to showcase their talents in complementary activities such as the jazz band, the symphony orchestra, the FACE young singers, plays, etc.

Focus programs

  • Fine Arts Program with the following disciplines:  Visual arts, theatre/drama, vocal music, instrumental music and dance.
  • French: French Second Language and Enriched French from grade 7 to 9.

Enriched Math and Science Extra or co-curricular activities

    • Jazz Band
    • Symphony Orchestra
    • Ensemble Con Brio
    • Green Club
    • Science Fair
    • Sports (basketball, soccer, futsal, etc.)
    • Midi-Jazz
    • Midi-Pop
    • Boys’ Choir
    • Theatre
    • Field trips to museums and theatres
    • Dance classes
    • FACE young singers
Music Department

EMSB Teachers:
Marie-Eve Arseneau – Winds & Percussion
Theodora Stathopoulos – Strings
Catherine Le Saunier – Vocal
Myriam Blouin - Elementary

For the past 46 years, FACE School’s music program has provided generations of students, from Kindergarten to Grade 11, with solid musical foundations and practical training on wind and string instruments and voice. Although FACE’s music program does not aim to train professional musicians it develops its students’ talents for life and provides a well-rounded musical education that prepares them for becoming a more creative and versatile adult in an increasingly complex society.

From kindergarten to grade 3, the students’ schedules integrate Orff  instruments, recorder and choral singing. Additionally, the children can be introduced to stringed instruments by using the Suzuki method of instruction, as an extracurricular activity. These courses are subject to additional fees.

In the fourth year, students are offered to learn an orchestral instrument (winds, strings and percussion). With only very few exceptions students stay on the same instrument until grade 11 and the instruments are supplied by the school.

The school’s music program has a track record of spectacular vocal productions and concerts, award – winning instrumental ensembles (bands and orchestras at every level), international tours and community collaborations with its Symphony Orchestra (https://orchestresymphoniqueface.wordpress.com/).

 

FACE Drama/Theatre Program

FACE offers drama for both Primary and Secondary students. Focusing on creativity, collaborative play and imagination, students are provided with a wide range of stimulus to facilitate their engagement in this arts subject. Using the Progression of Learning, FACE has a dedicated and qualified team of teachers who tailor the drama classes to the abilities of the students.

There are three competencies that must assessed and they are the following:

For Primary School:

Competency 1 – To invent short scenes 

Competency 2 – To interpret short scenes

Competency 3 – To appreciate dramatic works, personal productions and those of classmates 

For Secondary School:

Competency 1 – Creates dramatic works

Competency 2 – Performs dramatic works 

Competency 3 – Appreciates dramatic works 

Areas in a drama class can cover theatre history with the conventions and devices of the period, the many fascinating genres, acting process, such as voice, movement, characterization, interpretation of text, and naturally in understanding the rehearsal and performance process. These are some of the central elements in the building blocks of the drama class.

Central to all drama classes is for students to work as a team, in how to perform with others and to give positive feedback to other members of the class. This process enhances a student’s own personal development that can range from building confidence, public speaking, problem solving, conflict resolution and collaborative engagement. Drama classes helps in building individual confidence and promotes a great sense of camaraderie between students.

As the students’ progress through the years, by Yr 10 and 11, they have the opportunity to work on a drama production, which encompasses all the elements in the making of a play. Students get to participate in their area of interest: actors, stage technicians in the area of set and props, costume, lighting and sound design. Not only are students able to work in their specialized group, the process is wholly student driven, under the watchful eye of a committed team of professionals.

In the final years of the school, the theatre production provides a whole class experience and is invaluable for the students because they learn the mechanisms that make a play. Based on such hard work, the production is a real highlight in the drama journey and the students are extremely proud of their achievements.

Primary School:

http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/education/jeunes/pfeq/PDA_PFEQ_art-dramatique-primaire_2009_EN.pdf

Secondary School

http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/education/jeunes/pfeq/PDA_PFEQ_art-dramatique-secondaire_2010_EN.pdf

Core curriculum

FACE offers all public school programs from kindergarten through high school, in accordance with Quebec’s Education Act and the Ministère de l’éducation, des loisirs et du sport’s Basic School Regulation.

SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE CORE CURRICULUM

Elementary science

  • Grades 3 to 5: Introduction to robotics
  • Grades 4 to 6: Participation in the annual school science fair
  • Introduction to laboratory techniques

High school science

  • Participation in the annual school science fair, with the winners going to regional fairs

High school mathematics

  • Participation in the Fermat and Pascal Canadian Mathematics Competition (each year, our students perform well in these competitions)
  • In secondary 4 and 5, FACE offers advanced math and science programs, including the required physics and chemistry courses for CEGEP science programs

Physical education (per week)

  • Elementary level: one period (50 min)
  • High school level: two periods (100 min)

French

  • Regular French classes are enhanced with drama classes at both the elementary and high school levels
  • French Second Language and Enriched French from grade 7 to 9.

Visit F.A.C.E. Elementary and Secondary School

The best way to experience F.A.C.E. is to come see it for yourself!

Take a virtual tour

You're making big decisions about your child's education. Let us guide you on an exciting, informative tour of F.A.C.E. to help you make the right choice.